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What’s the best way to structure your writing?

by on 28 Aug, 2010

How we structure writing is vital.  It’s probably invisible to most readers, but it can make the difference between whether they finish a piece or not.

So I was interested to catch up on a web chat on Poynter Online about finding a structure for your writing. In the search for alternatives to the inverted pyramid it mentions the hourglass and the stack of blocks.

I’ve thought most about structuring feature material since the largest part of my career has involved either writing magazine features or training other people how to write features.

For me the basic structure for feature material is a kind of hexagon. It allows the writer to consider the the hook, the middle and the end with a zing.

What other feature structures do you use?


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